Right from the start you can sense and see that this is not an American or English flick; the Italians have peculiar vision of horror and beauty, and when you add to that eccentric directors and complete artistic freedom you get works of art and almost not real movies. Although, all this can turn into something rather ridicules like Troll 2 or any number of ripoff movies that were shot during the eighties and nineties in Italy, we were lucky with this one. Based on a novel by Tiziano Sclavi, who created Dylan Dog, it has a certain supernatural atmosphere, immersing the viewer into a different, bizarre and Gothic dimension. Mixing comedy with zombies is something that comes almost natural these days, but in this movie it was a rather bold move, and to makes things even more complicated, there is an underlying, deeper story about love, hate, life and death with an artistic twist. This is why this movie needs to be seen at least twice to fully understand its depth, and also to check out some of the pretty gratuitous nudity present (the best set of boobs that I have seen on film).

Francesco Dellamorte works at cemetery in a small town of Buffalora in Italy where almost nothing happens. And by almost nothing I mean of course that the dead are rising from their graves every night and our Francesco is in charge of putting them where they belong. In this task he will be helped by Gnaghi, a dimwitted, almost grotesque assistant, who also lives at the cemetery. This couple, each occupied by different worries and thoughts, live their lives in the dead silence and at night, listening to the noise of the cemetery. This will all change for Francesco when She shows up, a beautiful girl at his cemetery, mourning the passing of her husband. He will immediately fall in love with her, and they will make passionate love right there at the cemetery. But this is about to change…

Director: Michele Soavi

Cast: Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox

Fun Facts: The sets for the cemetery in the film were built upon actual abandoned cemetery grounds in Italy.



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